September 19, 2017 / 4:52 PM / in a month

FIFA says bans Caribbean soccer official Gordon Derrick

ZURICH (Reuters) - Global soccer body FIFA said on Tuesday that it had banned Caribbean Football Union (CFU) president Gordon Derrick for six years from all soccer-related activities for violating several articles of its code of ethics.

The snow-covered landscape is reflected in a logo in front of FIFA headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland, January 10, 2017. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann/Files

Neither Derrick, who has denied wrongdoing, nor the CFU could immediately be reached for comment.

FIFA said the case against Derrick focused on “alleged conflicts of interest, offering and accepting gifts and other benefits, mismanagement of funds, abuse of position and disloyalty.” It did not give further details of the case.

Derrick, who is also General Secretary of the Antigua and Barbuda Football Association (ABFA), was also ordered to pay a fine totalling 30,000 Swiss francs ($31,170), FIFA said.

($1 = 0.9625 Swiss francs)

Reporting by Silke Koltrowitz and Brian Homewood; Editing by Gareth Jones

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